This resource comprises a multidisciplinary collection of reference material for the general public and undergraduate students. Current events, consumerism, business, health, and literature are particular focus areas.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Biography
  • Business
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Teens
  • Seniors

ERIC is the largest database of articles in the field of education and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. Its easy-to-use format provides education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public.

  • Databases
  • Religion
  • Primary Sources
  • African-American Studies
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • Government
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Local Interest
  • Mythology
  • Periodicals
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Test Prep
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Consisting of six databases, this collection offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for elementary school students and teachers. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but also for educators.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Kids
  • Parents

(ebook) Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

  • Homework Help
  • Science
  • e-Books
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Parents

A database of electronic reference books (e-books) and specialized encyclopedias that can be crossed searched. Titles cover business, history, law, medicine, multiculturalism, literature and social sciences. Click on each title or the “view all” button for each category to access and search titles individually or as a sub-group, or search everything at once.

  • Databases
  • e-Books
  • Primary Sources
  • African-American Studies
  • Business
  • General Research
  • History
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

This collection offers a complete collection of full-text reference resources available for high school students and teachers. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but also for educators.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Parents
  • Teens

Search all of our FactsOnFile databases at once!  Includes African-American History Online, American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, and Modern World History Online.

  • Primary Sources
  • Images
  • African-American Studies
  • Databases
  • Homework Help
  • History
  • Government
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Teens

Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that help improve scores on basic reading and math, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Also available are courses and ebooks devoted to these topics, as well as tutorials on popular computer software programs and skill development in the Job and Career Accelerator.  Includes help on developing your resume.

  • Homework Help
  • Test Prep
  • Careers
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Teens

Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to federally funded clinical trials.

  • Medical
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Parents
  • Teens

This collection offers a complete collection of resources available for middle school students and teachers. This full-text package contains databases designed not only for students, but also for educators.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • General Research
  • Homework Help
  • History
  • Literature
  • Periodicals
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Teens

Spans the mid-fifteenth century through the modern era. Content includes biographies, subject entries, primary source documents, a timeline, and maps and charts to provide a detailed and comparative view of people, places and events.

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Parents

The Associated Press Newswire (formerly AP NewsMonitor collection) is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Business
  • Local Interest
  • Adults
  • Parents

The resources below require a DCL library card when used remotely.  You can get a temporary card for the state supplied databases using the link above. DCL is upgrading to new resources on July 31, 2018. Check back then for new digital resources!

  • African-American Studies
  • Automotive
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Culinary
  • Current Events
  • Genealogy
  • General Research
  • Grants
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Languages
  • Legal Resources
  • Literature
  • Local Interest
  • Medical
  • Mythology
  • Non-profits
  • Periodicals
  • Photography
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Test Prep
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

PathWaysPA is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to help women, teens, children, and families achieve economic independence and family well-being. One of PathWays PA’s core services is their Adult Education Program which offers Adult Basic Education, GED® classes, and tutoring. Classes are located in Folsom, Chester CareerLink® and in Darby.

  • Careers
  • Local Interest
  • Test Prep
  • Non-profits
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Designed specifically with elementary school students in mind, Primary Search: Main Edition provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Kids
  • Parents

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Databases
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Seniors
  • Teens

Great resource for homework. Includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents. Articles are assigned a reading level.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Current Events
  • Biography
  • History
  • Homework Help
  • Periodicals
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Newspapers
  • Kids
  • Parents

Provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Homework Help
  • Science
  • Databases
  • e-Books
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Adults

Streaming videos and book-related learning games for elementary school-age children based on great non-fiction books from Scholastic.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Homework Help
  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Parents

Animation, sound, music and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read or to read to children.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Literature
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers

Get one-on-one online homework help with certified tutors. Covers grades K- college and a wide range of topics.  Includes the ability to upload files and have them reviewed.  The Career Tutor section helps job seekers, including resume and cover letter reviewing.

  • Careers
  • Homework Help
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

  • Biography
  • Homework Help
  • Literature
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Teens

Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Business
  • Current Events
  • Homework Help
  • Investment
  • Local Interest
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Readers
  • Seniors
  • Teens

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